Experiences

OTRONICON brings together the entertaining world of consumer video games with a behind-the-scenes view of the art, technology and science that form the foundation and the future of both the videogame and simulation industries. Families and individuals of all ages will have a tremendous range of places and opportunities to explore.

 

For Families

Who said video games are just for kids? Live out your childhood dreams behind the wheel of a racing car or in the cockpit of a fighter jet in one of our state of the art simulators. Or play and interact with the best in gaming and digital technology. There is something for everyone to enjoy including virtual reality, interactive surface tables, next-generation consoles and even classic arcade machines!

 

For Gamers

Are you good? Really good? Good enough to face off on some of your favorite games in person? At Otronicon, you can test your skills on more than 100 gaming stations in a variety of competition formats.

 

For Educators

Otronicon offers interactive worshops uniquely designed for middle and high school students to explore the world of gaming technology. Students can work with industry-based tools for simulation and game design.

 

Video game developer studio, Iron Galaxy Studios, has focused more upon creating partnerships with larger video game studios, enabling it to complete work on parts of much larger projects than it would have been unable to undertake alone. Some of the projects they worked on include: Marvel vs Capcom Origins, Tron: Evolution, Back to the Future and Bioshock 2 for PC.

Not only can you pick the brains of these game developers at Otronicon, you can also play their video games! Iron Galaxy’s booth will feature video games they worked on in addition to their full-sized Divekick arcade cabinet game.

Divekick, their original game, is the world’s first two-button fighting game. It distills the essence of the fighting game genre into just two buttons with no d-pad directional movement. Divekick’s focused gameplay demonstrates how much depth a single move actually has, and reinforces skills fundamental to the genre: mind games, spacing, timing and quick reactions. It sounds simple but Divekick is a fighting game deconstructed into its purest form!

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Florida Hospital for Children is not only the presenting sponsor of Medical Sim City for Otronicon v.9, they're also filling the exhibit hall with demonstrations like 3D electrophysiology mapping – the latest system for real-time surgical navigation – and 3-D printing!

3-D electrophysiology mapping provides physicians with electro-anatomical 3-D guidance of catheters for heart procedures. It also provides electrical mapping of arrhythmias, helping reduce or eliminate the need for fluoroscopy (radiation) exposure to the patient.

Also in Medical Sim City, see a 3-D printer in action. In the medical world, 3-D printing can change lives by being a viable solution to costly and time-consuming production of implants and prostheses in addition to a variety of other applications.

Visit the Florida Hospital for Children exhibit to learn more about how 3-D printing can impact the medical community!

First-time Otronicon exhibitor Sony suggested “greatness awaits” before releasing their latest gaming console, the PlayStation 4. Well, the tagline rings true again because greatness awaits when you visit Sony during Otronicon!

Sony will be demonstrating all of their latest and greatest products including the elusive PS4 and the new wearable HDTV! Try all of the newest interactive gaming demos and, now playing for your eyes and ears only, experience what it’s like to hook up your console, PC, mobile device or smartphone wirelessly and enjoy your favorite movies and games with a virtual 750 inch screen and virtual 7.1 Surround Sound- even in 3D with the wearable HDTV!

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Saturday only, Lockheed Martin will showcase the HULC suit, an exoskeleton that helps dismounted warfighters carry heavy combat loads!

The HULC is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 pounds for extended periods of time and over all terrains, which eases the stress on the warfighters’ bodies and reduces the risk of injury. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting which preserves combat flexibility and enables rapid movement.

At Otronicon, check out this amazing technology as well as simulators in the Military and Robotics exhibit presented by Lockheed Martin!

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If you’re infatuated with the ever-evolving world of wearable technology, you will want to be at Otronicon this weekend! From Google Glass to hybrid watches and endless other possibilities, wearable tech is no longer a thing of the future, it’s here and now!

Learn about this cutting-edge technology and its impact on the world of gaming during Sunday’s panel, “New Developments in Technology,” at 2 p.m. During this open discussion, panelists will represent the “everyday Joe Schmo” as well as the companies developing these new technologies about the future impact and implications on new technology advancements.

Now how would you like to experience and learn about Google Glass first hand? Join local digital creative agency Purple, Rock, Scissors at their booth for a Google Glass demonstration. In addition to providing access to wearable tech, Jim Powell, director of technology at the digital creative agency, will be hosting the one-hour workshop “Website Development 101” on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m.

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The Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.